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Five Songs to Buy on Friday

Five Songs to Buy on Friday

Nothing makes you appreciate a functioning government like a global pandemic. -- Andrew Yang Andrew Yang has been described as The Happy Warrior, an appellation previously applied to Lord Nelson and presidential candidates Al Smith and Hubert Humphrey. But Andrew's...

Stories Hidden in a Baseball Box Score

Stories Hidden in a Baseball Box Score

I never knew my father’s father. He was a lineman for the county, and got himself fried long before I arrived. No one wanted to talk about him. I know him best through a paper bag full of newspaper clippings that he cut from the Nashville Tennessean. He was a baseball...

George Costanza Was Channeling Kierkegaard

George Costanza Was Channeling Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard believed that philosophy begins, not with thought, but with existence: an egalitarian life lived passionately within a world of absurdity. George Costanza, the Seinfeldian Everyman who extracted more than should be expected from a life lived absurdly...

Annie in Wonderland

Annie in Wonderland

In which we learn that the grass is not always greener on the other side. The trouble started when I left my jacket in the car. Or maybe it started when the plane touched down in Denver. Or maybe it started in 1975... If you attended college in the 70's, you smoked...

A Cornucopia of Country Covers

A Cornucopia of Country Covers

The themes of real country music - the pleasures and aches of Life and Love - are timeless, are worth repeating. The pain you feel today is the same pain that your great grandfather felt. He was just more stoic about it because he didn't have Twitter to share his hurt...

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